Bio

 

  Christian-Frédéric Bloquert is a French composer and a conductor.

  Born in Paris, he followed his family from country to country, growing up in France, the Dominican Republic, England, Australia and now the United States. Having spent significant portions of his life in various parts of the world, Bloquert draws from the influences of the cultures around him to drive his work.

  His works have been performed by the Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra, the MIVOS Quartet, the PHACE Ensemble, the Symphony Orchestra of the National Theatre of Brasilia, the Juilliard Symphony and the Basel Sinfonieorchester, and the Ensemble InterContemporain amongst others.

  He was the recipient of the 2020 ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composers Award and, in 2021 he, was a finalist of the Basel Composition Competition. Later that year he also won the Juilliard Orchestra composition Competition. Bloquert was one of 2022 Blueprint Fellows in partnership with National Sawdust and was commissioned by the 2022 edition of the New York City Ballet's Choreographic Institute. He went on to win the 2022 Israel/Pellman Prize for the piece commissioned by the latter.

  He is a graduate from Berklee College of Music where he studied with Dr. Richard Carrick and Dr. Andrew List. During his studies he was award the John Bavicchi Memorial Prize for Outstanding CompositIon Achievement in both 2018 and 2019, and the Tibor Pusztai Prize for Outstanding ConductIng Achievement in 2019. He is also a graduate of the Juilliard School where he studied with Matthias Pintscher.

  He is now the Music Director and co-founder of the BeComEnsemble based in New York City.